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Just booked air and hotel for San Antonio -- suggestions welcomed!

Just booked air and hotel for San Antonio -- suggestions welcomed!

Mar 8th, 2008, 12:42 PM
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Just booked air and hotel for San Antonio -- suggestions welcomed!

We just got frequent flier tickets from Atlanta to San Antonio (for end of March), and we were able to use Marriott points for hotel! I love getting deals!

This is our first trip to San Antonio. We'll be there for 3 nights. We there around noon on first day, so we have that day, the next two whole days, and then the last day our flight leave at 4, so we have all morning of that day.

San Antonio was on our list to visit, and since we were able to get free air and hotel, we decided to go for it.

It looks like weather averages in the high 70's for that time of year.

We plan on walking around RiverWalk (including boat tour), seeing the missions, seeing Imax Alamo movie, maybe HemisFair Park (inc. Tower of the Americas).

Any more ideas? We won't have a car on this trip.

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Mar 9th, 2008, 06:24 PM
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You have mor ethan enough time to see downtown, so you really need to rent a car for a day! Get out into the Hill Country and see the BEAUTIFUL bluebonnets and spring wildflowers! Also, do the Mission Trail just south of downtown. The Alamo is only one of the 5 missions. San Jose has the Visitor's Center with its award-winning film.
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Mar 10th, 2008, 04:21 AM
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Hi Samsaf,

Re: The Missions, you'll need transportation of some kind to see all of them. The trolley will get you only to Mission Concepcion. The last time we were there I noticed a couple using a private tour operator but know nothing about them. Perhaps the hotel can arrange something for you. It's worthwhile, imo.

If you enjoy art, the trolley will take you to the San Antonio Museum of Art.


I like ChristieP's suggestion of renting a car, if only for a day--the wild flowers will be in bloom and they are a sight to see although this year is predicted to not be "as good" due to insufficient rain during the winter, still, I have yet to be disappointed.

At Hemisphere Plaza you'll find the Institue of Texas Cultures.


Market Square is another suggestion. Here you'll find the popular Mi Tierra restaurant,


Museo Alameda is also located downtown, near Market Square,

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Mar 10th, 2008, 04:26 AM
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Here's a link on the Texas wild flower season...

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Mar 10th, 2008, 05:11 AM
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Thanks, Christie and AnnMarie! I love planning these last-minute trips.

We're staying at the Marriott Plaza, so I'm sure we can rent a car there for the day. I will look at all of these links.

Thanks again, for the information!
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Mar 10th, 2008, 06:13 AM
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We visited San Antonio for the first time this year and just loved it.

Like others suggested, you might enjoy the Hill Country. We visited the town of Boerne which has quite a few fun little boutiques and restaurants.

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